About Hannah

"Q: Where do cantaloupes go for the summer? A: John Cougar Mellon Camp!" From that joke you can surmise a few things about Hannah -- she loves a good pun, she delights in irreverence, and red peppers are her vegetable of choice. How does one figure out Hannah loves red peppers from that joke? Hmm, that's top secret. Hannah also adores outdoor activities, arts & crafts, reading, and being abroad.

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Quiz of the Month: A Haute Horoscope

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Retro Revival: Fabric Flashbacks in Fall 2012 Collections

Any material girl whose eyes wandered over the fabrics that frolicked down Fall 2012’s runways got a serious case of ‘weak in the knees’. Although entirely new, these fine fabrics and the ways in which they were arranged were heavily …

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Sizzlin’ Songs from The Hot Toddies

Listening to the music of Oakland, CA-based band The Hot Toddies, I can almost feel myself sitting on the sun-soaked, sandy shores of decades past, sipping a pineapple-y beverage and watching people frolic in the ocean. Have a listen, and …

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Retro Revival: 1930s Style Infiltrates Fall 2012 Runway Shows

If glamour were grammar, the 1930s would have been the era that crossed all its T’s and dotted all its I’s. It seems today’s designers have a soft spot for these sharp, svelte styles, because one could espy ’30s influences

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I Love Lamp DIY

DIY Action Figure Lamp

Shuffling around the web a few weeks ago, I bumped into the wild action figure lamps of Ryan McElhinney, and a light went off in my head. Ding! Here was the perfect project for putting childhood collections of toys and trinkets to use!

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Our Favorite Street Style Snaps from NYFW


Images via Harpers Bazaar (left) and Fabsugar

From yeti-ready jackets to boisterously colorful pants, up-and-coming trends infiltrated Fall 2012 New York Fashion Week street style snaps en masse. It was quite an effort sifting through this visual carousel of delights, …

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Art’s Best Friend: Peter Clark’s Doggone Cute Collages

Made of everything from maps to postage stamps, UK-based artist Peter Clark’s collages are not only eco-adoring thanks to their re-purposed materials, they’re pretty much the most ‘paw-dorable’ thing we’ve ever seen!

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Quiz of the Month: 2012 Trends to Try

Tickled pinker than cotton candy by your enthusiastic response to the “Find Your Coat Calling” quiz in November, we decided to start a monthly blog quiz. Hope you enjoy!

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Page Turners: Define By Design


All images via My Vintage Vogue

I’m going to start this post out with a Captain Obvious statement: Fashion is a way to express yourself. Or, as Susan put it in her closet tour video, it’s a way to …

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May the Farce Be with You

Whether or not you have a good lay of the Star Wars land, I think you’ll agree that Greg Peltz’s perniciously humorous Star Wars portraits are ‘hans-down’ worthy of a solo show.

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An Etsy Seller Whose Art is the Tops

Sweaters and jackets are always body-warming, but seldom heart-warming…unless they’re illustrated by Etsy seller and artist Mark Hall-Patch.

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Style Icon: Greta Garbo


Greta in her namesake Garbo hat via Felix in Hollywood

Perhaps the greatest mark of a style icon is having an item of clothing named after you. Few can claim to have made this mark, but Greta Garbo (née Gustafsson), …

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